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The Canadian Screen Awards Nominations Are In: ‘Rebelle’ Gets 12 Noms, And George Is Up For An Award
January 15, 2013
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Well, there are no Genies or Geminis anymore.

But there's a new awards ceremony celebrating the best of Canadian film and television: nominations for the first ever Canadian Screen Awards were announced today.

The awards will handed out over three days, with the final ceremony airing March 3 at 8 pm on CBC and hosted by Martin Short.

On the film side, Kim Nguyen's story of child soldiers, 'Rebelle' ('War Witch' in the U.S.) is up for 12 CSAs, including Best Picture. (It's also up for an Oscar)

The other Best Picture nominees are Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children', 'Still Mine' by Michael McGowan, 'Laurence Anyways' by Xavier Dolan, 'Inch'Allah' from Anais Barbeau-Lavelette, and 'L'Affaire Dumont' by Marc-Andre Grondin.

In addition to his film's Best Picture nod, Xavier Dolan was nominated for Achievement in Direction, Original Screenplay, and Achievement in Costume Design. He was in the red chair a few months back to talk about 'Laurence Anyways':

And Deepa Mehta, the director of 'Midnight's Children', was also in the red chair to talk about her film and working with Salman Rushdie. The film is up for 8 awards.

Rushdie is nominated for best Adapted Screenplay, and he also sat down with George this season. Check out both interviews below.

Some other friends of the show were nominated for CSAs as well. Jay Baruchel and Kim Coates are both up for an award for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for their work in 'Goon', and Jay and co-writer Evan Goldberg are nominated for their Adapted Screenplay. Check out our interviews with both actors below.

Gabrielle Miller is up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in 'Moving Day'. Gabrielle was in the red chair last season.

And David Cronenberg got a nod for adapting the screenplay for 'Cosmopolis'. Here he is in the red chair talking about the film.

The full list of nominees in film is right here.

On the television front, we scored a nod: George is nominated for 'Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series'.

And CBC is up for a lot of awards - 'Arctic Air' is nominated for Best Dramatic Series, while both 'Mr. D' and 'Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays' got nods for Best Comedy Program or Series. Here's Matt Watts and Bob Martin from 'Michael' in the red chair:

Gerry Dee also stopped by the program recently. Here's that interview:

The 'Rick Mercer Report' and 'Battle of the Blades' are up for Best Music, Variety, Sketch Comedy or Talk Program or Series. Here's George talking to Rick.

CBC has multiple nominations for its news and sports coverage, including six nominations for 'The National' and five for 'Hockey Night in Canada.'

You can see the full list of Television nominees right here.


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